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A Northern English currency: not just fantasy?

Our councils are skint, and it’s all the pound’s fault, says John Blundell

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Former Lord Mayor Carl Austin-Behan: "One silly name caused an avalanche"

Manchester's first openly gay Lord Mayor discusses the Gay Village, his deselection and Momentum

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Why does the Mayor of Salford live in a council house?

Paul Dennett speaks to Cllr John Blundell about social housing, rough sleeping and Salford’s gentrification...

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Ignore the doom and gloom, Manchester is in boom

The housing crisis. A strained NHS. Thundersnow? It's easy to get down on the city...

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Labour councillor hits back in row over beggars

Heated exchange as John Leech (Lib Dem) and John Blundell (Lab) clash over homelessness and...

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Manchester's aggressive beggars should be fined

Councillor John Blundell thinks the only solution is to make begging unprofitable

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Sorry, but it's time to build on the greenbelt

Rochdale councillor John Blundell thinks we have little other option

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Social housing crisis? There's plenty empty in Rochdale, Oldham and Bolton

Asking tenants to move is not 'social cleansing', it's common sense - Councillor John Blundell

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Why Gary Neville should have stuck to his guns over St Michael's

Councillor John Blundell on why historians should never become town planners

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Arts funding in Manchester is up 90% - isn't it time we understood its value?

Councillor John Blundell on how a rich cultural life makes for a happier and more...

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Battle of the Metro Mayors: who will win the ‘Devo’ race?

Councillor John Blundell thinks the West Midlands has some catching up to do

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Dear Mr Burnham, Manchester needs more young professionals, not fewer

Councillor John Blundell on why, when it comes to housing, we shouldn't throw the baby...

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